Carmen Gage - January 07, 2011Carmen L. (Roundy) Gage, 103, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at the Memorial Community Care Center in Aurora.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 at the Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine, Iowa. Burial was in the Woodbine Cemetery in Woodbine, Iowa.
Carmen was born Oct. 31, 1907, to George and Minnie (West) Roundy in Shelby County, Iowa. She was raised in the Woodbine area. On July 12, 1927, Carmen married Leslie Howard Gage. The couple made their home in Woodbine, Iowa. Carmen had worked at the Bolt Café and had done some housekeeping for people in the community. She moved to Aurora in November of 2002 to be closer to her son, Bill, and his family. She had been a resident of the Memorial Community Care in Aurora.
Carmen was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Woodbine, Iowa where she had been active in a women’s circle as well as the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed quilting and celebrating her birthday on Halloween.
She is survived by her son, William (Patricia) Gage of Aurora; daughter, Deanna (Keith) Ulmer of Sperry, Okla.; six grand-children; 18 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; special niece, LaVonne (Glenn) Thompson of Woodbine Iowa; and many other relatives and friends.
Carmen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leslie, on April 5, 1960; sister, Helen Boustead; and four brothers, Ralph, Duell, Dow and infant Earl Raymond Roundy.
Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine was in charge of arrangements with the assistance of Higby McQuiston Mortuary of Aurora. www.foutsfuneralhome.com.